I’m not kidding – this Peanut-Orange-Ginger Chicken is really good! If you like peanuts of course. The flavours of peanut, orange, ginger, garlic and a bit of chili flakes blend beautifully. Add some fragrant cilantro (or parsley) and some crunchy roasted peanuts and, well, you have a great dish.
I adapted this recipe from Aida Mollenkamp at Food Network by altering the cooking and serving options. I’ve used the chicken skewer option several times, but usually opt to save time (especially when I’m preparing for a bigger group) by cooking the chicken pieces whole – and not on skewers – then cutting them up and either threading them onto small wooden skewers for appetizers or serving in chunks over a bed of arugula, drizzled with the delicious sauce and garnishes.
The dish only takes about 30 minutes (plus 30-60 minutes of marinating time) and is great served hot, room temperature or cold. I like to serve it on a buffet table or for a casual dinner with friends.